Carrier Update: Peak Parcel Delivery during Cyber-Week

In this week’s Carrier Update, Shawn Compton highlights the following topics:

🎁Peak Parcel Delivery

  • The top carriers are all feeling optimistic about on-time deliveries this holiday season. All are projecting sufficient capacity to meet the demand, which is much more optimistic than the last two years. Key factors are shoppers getting an earlier jump this year, drop in spending fueled by inflation, and an extra shipping day between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

🚚 OnTrac/LaserShip vPOD

  • OnTrac has added vPOD, or Visual Proof of Delivery, to its tracking landing page, meaning OceanX, LLC clients and their customers can access these images via the tracking links as this rolls out to full effect. As OceanX utilizes OnTrac to ship regional parcels via LaserShip from our East Coast Hubs, the images will also cover those shipments!

❄️ Winter Weather

  • The winter storms over the past weekend wreaked havoc with traffic and retail, and delayed parcel deliveries by a day or so as crews worked to clear the roads. Some of the hardest hit areas included the Buffalo metro area, the I-81 corridor of upstate NY, and parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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